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2 Wisconsin Writers Win National Accolades

Not one, but two Wisconsin writers are finalists in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards.

Kathleen Ernst’s A Settler’s Year: Pioneer Life Through the Seasons  Front cover of the non-fiction book A Settler's Year: Pioneer Life Through The Seasons, written by bestselling author Kathleen Ernst, illustrated with photographs by Loyd Heath, and published in 2015 by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

and Jerry Apps’ Wisconsin Agriculture: A History  ,

both published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press, are two of six finalists for this award in the U.S. History category.

Kathleen and Jerry are both former winners of multiple CWW awards for their writing. Read about them and the rules for awards contests for work published in 2015 at http://www.wiswriters.org/awards.htm. Entries are being accepted until Feb. 1, 2016.

 

 

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Former CWW Award Winner Touring with Two New Books

Wisconsin Historical Society Press author Jerry Apps
Where in Wisconsin is Jerry Apps? At a Book Event Near You!
No worries! Wisconsin’s celebrated rural storyteller Jerry Apps is NOT missing. He is just hard to find this time of year because he is on the road at so many book events — a schedule  that is packed even fuller since the 2015 releases of his two new Wisconsin Historical Society Press books: Whispers and Shadows: A Naturalist’s Memoir AND Wisconsin Agriculture: A History.
How busy is Jerry? He is so busy that the Society Press is sending this notice to help everyone keep up with our most popular and prolific author. We, and Jerry, hope to see you at one of these book events this Fall! Unless noted, all events are free and open to the public!
Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015: Special Event: An Old World “Wisconsin Agriculture” Book Talk
Time: 4 pm
Location: Ramsey Barn at Old World Wisconsin, Eagle, Wis. This event is part of the living history site’s Autumn on the Farms weekend and will be held in the Ramsey Barn as a pre-Harvest Buffet Dinner event. A book signing will follow in the Old World Wisconsin gift shop. Site admission is always highly recommended (but not required) to attend the book talk. Dinner tickets are sold separately.
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015: “Whispers and Shadows” Book Talk & Signing
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Ruth Culver Community Library, 540 Water St., Prairie du Sac, Wis.
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015: Book Signing Event
Time: 4:30-6 pm
Location: The Clearing Folk School,12171 Garrett Bay Rd., Ellison Bay, Wis.
Time: 10 am
Location: Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N. Carroll St., Capitol Square, Madison, Wis.
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Wisconsin Historical Society headquarters auditorium, 816 State St., (across from UW Memorial Union), Madison, Wis. Wisconsin’s Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Ben Brancel, Dean Kathryn VandenBosch of the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Dr. John M. Shutske, Director of the UW-Extension, and Dr. Ellsworth Brown, The Ruth and Hartley Barker Director of the Wisconsin Historical Society, are also participating in this joint Wisconsin Book Festival & Wisconsin Science Festival book talk event. A book signing will follow.
Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center “Whispers and Shadows” Talk
Time: 2 pm
Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 Brown Deer Rd., Milwaukee, Wis. Drawing from his nature memoir, Apps will explore such topics as the human need for wilderness, rediscovering a sense of wonder, and his father’s advice to “listen for the whispers” for nature’s deepest lessons. A book signing will follow. Admission is free to SANC members. Nature Center admission required ($8 for adults, $5 for youth and active duty/veterans).
Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015: Gard’s Romance of Wisconsin Place Names” with Jerry Apps
Time: 2 pm
Location: The Gard Theater, 111 E. Jefferson St., Spring Green, Wis. Celebrated rural historian Jerry Apps, a former student of Robert Gard’s who wrote the new foreword for Gard’s recently reprinted classic “Romance of Wisconsin Place Names,” will share his memories of the well-known writer and educator, at the theater named in Gard’s honor. This event is sponsored by Arcadia Books, Spring Green.
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015: “Whispers and Shadows” Book Talk & Signing
Time: 7 pm
Location: Baraboo Public Library, 230 4th Ave., Baraboo, Wis.
Time: 9 am
Location: Edgerton High School, Edgerton, Wis. The Edgerton Sterling North Book and Film Festival welcomes Jerry Apps to share nature stories and lessons drawn from his memoir “Whispers and Shadows.” The event will feature highlights from his newest Wisconsin Public Television documentary, “The Land with Jerry Apps,” which debuts in November. A book signing will follow.
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015: “Wisconsin Agriculture” Book Talk & Signing
Time: 6 pm
Location: Marathon County Public Library, Wausau, Wis.
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015: “Wisconsin Agriculture” Book Talk & Signing
Time: 7 pm
Location: Belleville High School auditorium, Belleville, Wis.  Hosted by Belleville Public Library.
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015: Second Saturdays Book Talk on “Wisconsin Agriculture: A History”
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Plymouth Arts Center, 520 East Mill St., Plymouth, Wis. Hosted by the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center.
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015:  “The Land with Jerry Apps” Documentary Premiere Event
Time: 9:15 am
Location: Midvale Lutheran Church, Madison, Wis. Wisconsin Public Television will showcase its newest documentary with Jerry Apps, which draws from his book “Whispers and Shadows.”
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015:  “The Land with Jerry Apps” Documentary Premiere Event
Time: 6:15 pm
Location: Wild Rose High School, Wild Rose, Wis. Wisconsin Public Television will showcase its newest documentary with Jerry Apps, which draws from his book “Whispers and Shadows.” A book signing will follow.
Wednesday, Dec 3, 2015: Friends & Family Sale Book Signing Event
Time: 11 am – Noon
Location: Wisconsin Historical Society headquarters lobby, 816 State St., Madison, Wis. Hosted by Wisconsin Historical Society Press.
Saturday, Dec 19, 2015: Sauk City Book Signing Event
Time: 11 am
Location: McFarlane’s Sporting Goods, Sauk City, Wis.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Celebrated rural historian Jerry Apps has published 11 non-fiction books with the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, and counting! In addition, three of his Society Press books have been the inspiration for Wisconsin Public Television documentaries, including “A Farm Story with Jerry Apps,” the Emmy Award-winning “A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps,” and the upcoming “The Land with Jerry Apps,” which debuts next month.
Born and raised on a central Wisconsin farm, Jerry Apps is a former county extension agent and professor emeritus for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of more than forty fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books with topics ranging from barns and cheese factories to farming with horses and the Ringling Brothers circus. He and his wife, Ruth, have three grown children, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandson. They divide their time between their home in Madison and their farm, Roshara, in Waushara County. His books with the Wisconsin Historical Society Press include:
His Society Press books also include books for young readers in our Badger Biographies series:
Learn more about these books, and the Wisconsin Public Television documentaries, in the Jerry Apps section of the Society Press website. For an updated list of all of Jerry Apps’s appearances, visit his blog.

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An Apps for History of Wisconsin Agriculture

 

Wisconsin Historical Society has announced the debut of Jerry Apps most recent book, Wisconsin Agriculture: A History.

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For Immediate Release

SEPTEMBER 2015
CONTACT:
Kristin Gilpatrick, Marketing Manager
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
kristin.gilpatrick@wisconsinhistory.org
608-264-6465
Wisconsin Agriculture: A History by Jerry Apps

 
Finally, a book on agriculture that is historical, informative, and enjoyable reading for all …
I learned much about farming in America’s Dairyland that I didn’t know. Readers of any age will benefit from Jerry’s perspective on how agriculture has evolved to feed the world.”
Orion Samuelson
Agribusiness Director, WGN Radio


  Jerry Apps Harvests Agriculture’s Bountiful History in New Book 
Jerry Apps, author, Discover the rich and diverse history of farming in Wisconsin — from the story of cranberry growers and Christmas tree farmers to the harvesters of honey and hops — with celebrated rural historian Jerry Apps in his new Wisconsin Historical Society Press book Wisconsin Agriculture: A History .
Wisconsin has been a farming state from its very beginnings. Though it’s long been known as “the Dairy State,” this book shows that the Badger state produces much more than cows, milk, and cheese. Along with expected topics, such as artisan cheesemaking and the cranberry industry, “Wisconsin Agriculture” explores beef cattle and dairy goats, fur farming, Christmas trees, maple syrup, honey, and other specialty crops, including ginseng, hemp, cherries, sugar beets, mint, sphagnum moss, flax, and hops.
The first history of Wisconsin agriculture in nearly a century, this long-awaited volume digs into a cornucopia of agricultural topics, from the fundamental influences of landscape and weather to complex matters of ethnic and pioneer settlement patterns, changing technology, agricultural research and education, and government regulations and policies.
Apps also explores new and rediscovered farming endeavors, from aquaculture to urban farming to beekeeping, as well as recent political developments, such as the 2014 Farm Bill and its ramifications. And he looks to the future of farming, contemplating questions of ethical growing practices, food safety, sustainability, and the potential effects of climate change.
Featuring first-person accounts from the settlement era to today, and more than 200 captivating photos, “Wisconsin Agriculture” breathes life into the facts and figures of 150 years of farming history and provides compelling insights into the state’s past, present, and future.
Media: For a review copy of “Wisconsin Agriculture,” to interview Jerry Apps, or for more information, please contact Kristin Gilpatrick, Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 816 State St., Madison, WI 53706; 608-264-6465; email: kristin.gilpatrick@wisconsinhistory.org.
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Wisconsin history and culture since 1855 as a division of the Wisconsin Historical Society
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About the Photographer & Author
Jerry Apps was born and raised on a central Wisconsin farm. He is a former county extension agent and professor emeritus for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jerry is the author of more than forty fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books with topics ranging from barns and cheese factories to farming with horses and the Ringling Brothers circus. He and his wife, Ruth, have three grown children, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandson. They divide their time between their home in Madison and their farm, Roshara, in Waushara County.
Early Praise for “Wisconsin Agriculture”
“Finally, a book on agriculture that is historical, informative, and enjoyable reading for all, thanks to Jerry Apps and his real-life experience growing up on a Wisconsin farm. My background is similar, yet I learned much about farming in America’s Dairyland that I didn’t know. Readers of any age will benefit from Jerry’s perspective on how agriculture has evolved to feed the world.”

Orion Samuelson, Agribusiness Director, WGN Radio & RFD-TV
 
“I’m embarrassed to say I thought I knew anything substantial about Wisconsin agriculture or its history before I read this book. ‘Wisconsin Agriculture’ should be required reading in history classes from high school to the collegiate level. It makes me thankful that Jerry has such a sense of commitment to Wisconsin’s agricultural heritage-and to getting the story right.”
– Pam Jahnke, Farm Director, Wisconsin Farm Report Radio
 
“Jerry Apps does a phenomenal job of telling the story of Wisconsin’s agriculture history. This is a tremendous historical reserouce and a must read for farming and rural Wisconsin enthusiasts.”
– Fran O’Leary, Editor, Wisconsin Agriculturist
 
“Apps instills a sense of wonder as he tells us about the forces that shaped Wisconsin, from the Ice Age glaciers … to the great thinkers and risk-takers who transformed the state’s agricultural economy multiple times throughout the 1800s and 1900s. These inspirational figures include those at the university who taught in classrooms and labs 125 years ago and who traveled the state sharing knowledge with farmers, community leaders, family members, and children-ultimately the notion of the Wisconsin Idea.”
– John Shutske, Assoc. Dean of Extension, UW-Madison College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Upcoming Events
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 – Book Launch SPECIAL EVENT
Time: 2 pm
Location: UW-Madison West Side Agriculture Research Station, 8502 Mineral Point Rd., Verona, Wis. Join fellow Society members and the public at the West Madison Agricultural Research Station for a special book launch celebration. Enjoy a talk about Wisconsin agriculture history by Jerry Apps, sample Wisconsin-produced foods, meet the current Alice in Dairyland, and get your copy of “Wisconsin Agriculture” autographed.
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 – Book Launch Talk & Signing
Time: 6 pm
Location:  Wild Rose Middle & High School, Wild Rose, Wis. Hosted by the Wild Rose Library. Come early for “apps-e-tizers’ beginning at 6 pm.
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 – Dregne’s Book Signing
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Dregne’s Scandinavian Gifts, 100 Main St., Westby, Wis. Jerry Apps will be signing copies of his many books, including his newest Society Press book “Wisconsin Agriculture.” The book signing is party of Dregne’s 40th Anniversary celebration; the family-owned business opened in 1975.
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 – Book Talk & Signing
Time: 1 pm
Location: Readers Realm Bookstore, 147  E Montello Street, Montello, Wis.
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2015 – Book Talk & Signing
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Ruth Culver Community Library, 1540 Water Street, Prairie du Sac, Wis. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ruth Culver Community Library.
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Wisconsin Historical Society headquarters building auditorium, 816 State Street (across from Memorial Union), Madison, Wis. The Wisconsin Historical Society, UW-Madison College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and UW-Madison Extension invite readers, history buffs and agriculture fans to this special, joint, Wisconsin Book Festival and Wisconsin Science Festival event! Celebrated rural historian Jerry Apps (a former UW-Extension Agent and Professor Emeritus) will highlight the richness and diversity of agriculture in the Badger State–including the UW system’s contribution’s to that history–drawing from his new Society Press book, “Wisconsin Agriculture: A History,” the first expansive volume on Wisconsin agriculture history nearly a century. Ben Brancel,  Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and Dr. Ellsworth Brown, The Ruth and Hartley Barker Director of the Wisconsin Historical Society will introduce the event. A book signing will follow.
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 – Book Talk & Signing
Time: 6 pm
Location: Marathon County Public Library, Wausau, Wis.
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 – Book Talk & Signing
Time: 7 pm
Location: Belleville High School, hosted by Belleville Public Library
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 – Second Saturday Book Talk & Signing
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Plymouth Arts Center, 520 East Mill Street, Plymouth, Wis. Sponsored by the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center.

To Order

For retail and wholesale orders: Contact the Chicago Distribution Center at 800-621-2736 Fax: 800-621-8476 Email: custserv@press.uchicago.edu
For individual orders: Order by phone toll free at 888-999-1669, shop online atwww.wisconsinhistory.org/shop, or shop in person at the Wisconsin Historical Museum Shop, 30 N. Carroll St., Madison WI 53703
By Jerry Apps
Hardcover: $34.95
336 pages, 192 color and b&w photos and illus., 2 maps, 8 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-87020-724-2

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Quiet Winters Theme of New Apps Book

Prolific Wisconsin writer and oft-CWW Award winner Jerry Apps has done it again. Published a new book. The Wisconsin Historical Society announced publication of The Quiet Season: Remembering Country Winters in a news release, which says, in part:

“Celebrated rural historian, Jerry Apps, recalls the sights, sounds, sentiments-and yes chill-of winters on the farm in his newest Wisconsin Historical Society Press book The Quiet Season: Remembering Country Winters (Hardcover: $22.95; ISBN: 978-0-87020-607-8). He shares stories growing up and keeping warm on a farm in central Wisconsin in the 1930s and early ’40s. His memories are of a “quieter season­” – a winter world before electricity when farmers milked cows by hand by the light of a kerosene lantern. It was an era when a major part of every winter’s work was “making wood” to heat drafty farm homes and rural country schools and when a lack of indoor plumbing meant every morning began with a rousingly-cold dash to an outhouse.”

The book can be purchased for $22 by:

  • Calling toll free at 888-999-1669,
  • Shopping online at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/shop, or
  • Dropping by the Wisconsin Historical Museum Shop, 30 N. Carroll St., Madison WI 53703.

Scheduled book events the WHS included in its release are listed below.

The Quiet Season: Remembering Country Winters

  • Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 – Book Launch & Documentary Screening

Time: 7 pm
Location: Rock Garden Supper Club, Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Friends of the Brown County Library have teamed with Wisconsin Public Television and the Wisconsin Historical Society Press to host a special celebration of author Jerry Apps’s newest book “The Quiet Season” with a sneak preview of the WPT documentary based on the book “A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps.” This ticketed dinner and book event will include a discussion of the documentary and book. A book signing will follow. Tickets are $16 each; reservations are required. Contact the library at 920-448-5806.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 – Book Launch & Documentary Screening

Time: 6 pm
Location: UW Library auditorium, Library Mall, Madison, Wisconsin. The Friends of the UW Library host a celebration of author Jerry Apps’s newest book “The Quiet Season” with a sneak preview of the WPT documentary based on the book “A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps.” Apps will lead the event and share stories of rural winters. A book signing will follow.

  • Saturday Nov. 2, 2013 – Book Reception & Signing

Time: 4 – 6 pm

Location: The Clearing, Egg Harbor, Door County, Wisconsin. The Clearing hosts a book reception and signing for celebrated rural historian Jerry Apps who will be signing copies of his newest Wisconsin Historical Society Press book “The Quiet Season,” among many others.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 – Book Talk & Signing

Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Oakwood Retirement Center, Madison, Wisconsin. Join Jerry Apps as he shares stories from his new Wisconsin Historical Society Press book “The Quiet Season.” A book signing will follow.

  •  Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 – Book Talk & Signing

Time: 2 pm
Location: Books and Company, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Join Jerry Apps as he shares stories from his new Wisconsin Historical Society Press book “The Quiet Season.” A book signing will follow.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 – Hometown Book Party & Special Screening

Time: 7 pm
Location: Wild Rose High School Auditorium, Wild Rose, Wisconsin. Wisconsin Public Television and the Wild Rose Public Library are cohosting a special premiere of their new documentary “A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps” in the author’s home town. The event will include a sneak preview of the show and Jerry Apps will share stories of Wisconsin winters from his Wisconsin Historical Society Press book “The Quiet Season,” upon which the book is based. A book signing will follow.

  • Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 – Book Event 

Time: 7 pm
Location: Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison. Author Jerry Apps shares winter farm stories from his new book “The Quiet Season.” A sneak preview of the Wisconsin Public Television documentary based upon the book, “A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps,” will also be shown. A book signing will follow.

  •  Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 – Book Talk & Signing

Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Location: Velveteen Rabbit Book Store, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Join Jerry Apps as he shares stories from his newest Wisconsin Historical Society Press books “Limping through Life: A Farm Boy’s Polio Memoir” and “The Quiet Season.” A book signing will follow.

  • Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 – Book Talk & Signing

Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Location: Fireside Books, West Bend, Wisconsin. Join Jerry Apps as he shares stories from his newest Wisconsin Historical Society Press books “Limping through Life: A Farm Boy’s Polio Memoir” and “The Quiet Season.” A book signing will follow.

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Noted WI Authors to Speak at Old World Wisconsin

Some upcoming Wisconsin author events at the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Old World Wisconsin living history site, as announced by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press:
Bottoms Up, Sept. 7.
Jim Draeger, coauthor of Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconin’s Historic Bars & Breweries, will be signing copies of the book from 3 to 5 p.m. as part of the site’s Autumn on the Farm celebration. Note: Draeger will also present a book talk after hours during a special Old World Toast to Wisconsin Beer & Brewing History event for Wisconsin Historical Society members.
Wheel Fever, Sept. 15
A new experience rides into Old World Wisconsin this fall – old-time bicycles – and Jesse Gant and Nicholas Hoffman, coauthors of Wheel Fever: How Wisconsin Became a Great Bicycling Statewill help kick start the bicycling experience and discuss the early days of biking beginning at noon. A book signing will follow from 1 to 2 p.m.
Jerry  Apps, Sept. 21
Celebrated rural historian Jerry Apps will share farm memories from his newest Wisconsin Historical Society Press book The Quiet Season: Remembering Country Winters begnning at noon as part of Old World Wisconsin’s “Autumn on the Farm” festivities. Apps will sign copies of “The Quiet Season,” Limping through Life: A Farm Boy’s Polio Memoir, and other titles from 1 to 2 p.m.
Read about some of these authors’ CWW awards at http://www.wiswriters.org

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Southwest WI Book Festival to Feature 25 Regional Writers

Jerry Apps, Jenny Fiore, Mary Potter Kenyon, Christine DeSmet, Laurie Scheer, Erin Hart and Scott Klug.

Those are some of the 25 authors being featured at the Southwest Wisconsin Book Festival on Sept. 14 in Mineral Point.

Here’s a news release with more information and a link to the festival website, which provides even more details.

For Immediate Release

Date: August 1, 2013
Contact: Kristin Mitchell, 608.987.3370, info@swwibookfestival.com
Book Signing Featuring Over 25 Regional Authors at the
Southwest Wisconsin Book Festival
Mineral Point, Wisc. – Authors from Wisconsin and neighboring states have been selected to participate in the book signing event at the third annual Southwest Wisconsin Book Festival, September 14, 2013 in Mineral Point. The Southwest Wisconsin Book Festival is a non-profit festival striving to educate, unite, and inspire those drawn to the written word and its imagery. Participating authors this year include: Jerry Apps, Jenny Fiore, Mary Potter Kenyon, Christine DeSmet, Laurie Scheer, Erin Hart and Scott Klug. For a complete list of authors visit www.swwibookfestival.com.
Hosted by Little Creek Press, the book signing event, part of a full day of activities, will be held at the historic Walker House in Mineral Point from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The book signing will showcase a wide range of book genres including children’s books, fiction, non-fiction, poetry and short stories.
The 2013 event starts with 12 engaging morning workshops held in downtown Mineral Point that span a range of literary topics. The day continues with the book signing in the afternoon at the Walker House. The day will be capped off with a networking event. Sponsorship opportunities for the festival are currently available, visit www.swwibookfestival.com for more details.
Event Details:
Informational and Educational Workshops • Mineral Point Public Library & Opera House
Session A: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Session B: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Session C: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Book Signing • Walker House, Mineral Point

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Networking • Tony’s Tap, Mineral Point

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
For up to the minute information follow the Southwest Wisconsin Book Festival on Facebook and Twitter.
For more information contact Kristin Mitchell by phone at 608.987.3370 or by email at
info@swwibookfestival.com
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Amy Gevelinger, Support Specialist

Southwest Wisconsin Book Festival
Kristin Mitchell Design
Little Creek Press
5341 Sunny Ridge Road
Mineral Point, WI  53565
608.987.3370 | 608.553.1953 cell
www.swwibookfestival.com

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Wisconsin Historical Writer at a Place New You

Wisconsin writer Jerry Apps, whose Old Farm: A History was the CWW 2008 winner in the Outdoor Writing category, has a new book out, Limping Through Life: A Farm Boy’s Polio Memoir. The book’s publisher, Wisconsin Historical Society, has released a list of Apps’ upcoming events. Here’s the link:

http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whspress/books/book.asp?book_id=408&books_extra_id=1148&book_title=Limping+Through+Life%3A+A+Farm+Boy%27s+Polio+Memoir&book_title_short=Limping+Through+Life

See this year’s and other past CWW award winners at http://www.wiswriters.org/year.htm.

National bestselling author Jane Hamilton, who is this year’s winner of the CWW Major Achievement Award, is the keynote speaker at the CWW Annual Awards Banquet honoring this year’s winners and honorable mentions on May 11 at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee. Go here for more information and registration. http://www.wiswriters.org/news.htm

 

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